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    Looking for a Netbook/Ultra Portable - Options!

    Hi folks, I'm currently looking for a netbook or small lappy http://forums.hexus.net/wanted/23744...ll-laptop.html to take away with me during the week. I've currently got a works Dell which weighs a ton!

    I'm unsure what my options are as I've been out of the mobile loop for a while. I don't mind second hand as long as price is ok.

    My (probably fairly basic) needs are:

    Dual Core
    10"-14" screen @ A reasonable resolution
    Reasonable battery (not a major deal though)
    Trackpad if possible
    Decent keyboard
    Webcam

    It'll be used for Skype and browsing so it doesn't need to be a beast but I'd like it not to be sluggish (I've used a single core Atom Netbook in the past and nearly cried!)

    I'm currently scouring eBay and HUKD for cheapies as my budget is around the £100 mark.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks all,

    Rob

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    Re: Looking for a Netbook/Ultra Portable - Options!

    I think your asking way too much for your budget!

    Even a half decent spec'd small screen laptop holds quite a bit of value still, my laptop with 13" screen that is around 3-4 years old is still woth around £300+ second hand.

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    Re: Looking for a Netbook/Ultra Portable - Options!

    Hence why I'm asking here and am also flexible

    I know I could get a netbook for well under £100 when I last looked about 6 months ago so figure that still stands for now slightly better specs

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    Re: Looking for a Netbook/Ultra Portable - Options!

    While netbooks are nice they are far slower than a laptop, my toshiba satellite pro U400 seriously outperforms my old eeepc 901, but the battery life on the 901 is much better than the U400

    Quick look on fleabay 2nd hand U400 £225 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toshiba-Sa...item46027387f4
    One issue I do have with the U400 is the lack of scroll, the track pad is not multi-touch and does not have a scroll at the side function, and overall it's a bit small, but for a 13" screen laptop it's good.

    It's the laptop I used for my Soviet Pob Propaganda mod (see my sig)

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    Re: Looking for a Netbook/Ultra Portable - Options!

    Thinkpad X61

    http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product....roduct=SOLV937

    12" Screen, 1.8ghz Core 2 Duo, 1gb (upgradeable), 80gb (fine, again upgradeable), WinXP Pro.


    £120 or thereabouts.

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